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Along These Highways (Camino del Sol: A Latina and Latino Literary)

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Rene Perez has the ability to stop time. In fact, time stops as soon as you start reading one of his short stories. You find yourself transported into the minds and lives of people you thought you didn't know. Suddenly they are your best friends.
They live in Texas. Most of them are Hispanic. But their problems are universal.

 

Like Alfredo, driving home from Dallas to Greenton with the body of his friend "Frankie" Ochoa in the back of his hearse and his son Ramon ready to drive if Alfredo's eyesight fails again.

 

Or Joey, just back from basic training and ready to ship out with his Marine platoon. He's having beers with his best friend J.R. at Flojo's, a bar outside of Greenton run by Liz and Vicente, "the toughest couple in town."

 

Or Benny, who drops into Flojo's for the first time in years and finds his one-time friend Gumby drinking himself into oblivion. Turns out Gumby's luck is even worse than Benny's.

 

Or Virginia, the schoolteacher who's trying to become better educated in the hope that her son who went to Stanford will come back home to Corpus Christi. Or Eric, who spent all his money on two flashy wheels for his car and put them both on the passenger side so that they'll impress everyone on the sidewalk as he passes. Or Andy, who breaks into a home he's always wanted to see from the inside.

 

You'll want to know them all. And you will count yourself fortunate to have met them.

About the Author

Rene S. Perez II was born in Kingsville, Texas and raised in Corpus Christi. He received a BA in English at the University of Texas and an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University. He is the winner of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation prize for this collection. He teaches in Austin.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816530106
Author:
Perez, Rene S
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Camino del Sol
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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